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The City of Countryside has partnered with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to provide free rain barrels to residents within MWRD’s service area in Cook County. Rain barrels are a form of green infrastructure designed to capture and reuse rain water and can lead to potential reduction in water bills. The goal of the program is to lessen the amount of water entering the storm water system, reducing basement backups, overland flooding, infiltration and inflow. To qualify for free rain barrels, residents must live in Cook County in a municipality that has signed an Intergovernmental Agreement with the MWRD. This program allows for 4 barrels per address. Click HERE for the Rain Barrel Order Form Click HERE for the Rain Barrel Installation Guide **NOTE: The MWRD Free Rain Barrel Program will be discontinued effective December 31, 2016. The City will accept requests until December 27, 2016.
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The City of Countryside announced that it has been awarded a grant from CVS Pharmacy to install a Drug Collection Unit. The Drug Collection Unit will be located at the Countryside Police Department, 5550 East Avenue, Countryside, IL, and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medication, including controlled substances. Click HERE for more information.
Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course Swings into Action June 25, 2016 First-ever zip line and treetop obstacle course in Illinois can now be enjoyed at the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Go Ape, the nation’s premier treetop adventure course company is opening its latest location June 25th at Bemis Woods South. The course is located within the Forest Preserves of Cook County at 1100 Ogden Avenue, in Western Springs. The seven-acre course offers guests a unique two to three hour trek through the forest canopy. The course features include: 5 zip lines for a total of 2,837 feet of exhilaration A “double Tarzan swing” that allows 2 participants to simultaneously swing from 30 feet and safely land in a cargo net A series of rope ladders and bridges, spider’s webs and trapezes 40 obstacles situated 40+ feet up in the forest canopy The cost is $57.00 for adults, and $37.00 for kids ages 10 – 15. The course is open through November 30th. You can book your Go Ape adventure online at www.goape.com or by phone at 1-800-971-8271.View More